Barware

Does what you drink your beverage from matter? After more than a decade of tasting, we can categorically tell you that your barware or glassware is a key component of any drinking experience. In this section we review glasses, decanters, dispensing equipment, aerators, and even bar knives.

Top Barware Posts:

Does Glass Shape Affect the Way a Whiskey Tastes?
Hopsy Home Draft Beer System
Experimenting with Beyond Barrels Bottle Aging Staves
Coravin Model One Wine Preservation System

Review: BDI Corridor Bar Unit

By Drew Beard | April 10, 2021 |

If you’re looking to upgrade your home bar, remember that it’s not just about the bottles on the shelves. A carefully curated selection of spirits and wine deserves a comfortable place to tuck in for the evening. Plus, if you’re like me, you have an unreasonable number of cocktail and tasting glasses scattered throughout the…

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Review: High Camp Firelight 375 Flask

By Christopher Null | April 6, 2021 |

Headed into the great outdoors this summer? Bring your cocktail to go with High Camp’s Firelight Flash — available in a 375ml version (reviewed here) or a 750ml option (which is pictured). The 375 version comes in your choice of five finishes ranging from rose gold to gunmetal; the 750 has three finish options. The…

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Review: The Glenlivet Double Oak 12 Years Old (2020) and the Malbon x The Glenlivet Golf Collection

By Rob Theakston | December 28, 2020 |

Surprisingly, it has been quite a bit — 12 years — since we last evaluated the 12-year single malt from The Glenlivet. So with the arrival a freshly minted partnership with luxury golfing line Malbon, we took a minute to evaluate a select few pieces of the clothing collection, as well as refresh the glencairn…

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Holiday Gift Idea: Man Crates

By Christopher Null | November 24, 2020 |

There’s a good chance that there’s a man on your shopping list this year, and if that’s the case, well consider the one thing that every man loves: crates. Man Crates are full of male-themed goodness, and they come in an honest to god crate that you have to open with an (included) crowbar. The…

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Review: Van Winkle Wolverine 1000 Mile Work Boots

By Rob Theakston | November 10, 2020 |

A few weeks ago, we published a short dispatch regarding an auction happening in partnership between Wolverine Boots, Old Rip Van Winkle and TV Presenter/Workforce Advocate Mike Rowe. Wolverine created a limited edition of boots partially furnished from Van Winkle barrels, with all proceeds going to benefit Rowe’s foundation mikeroweWORKS, which provides scholarships and financial…

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Pappy Van Winkle, Wolverine Boots and Mike Rowe Team Up For Charity

By Rob Theakston | October 7, 2020 |

Mike Rowe is one of the good ones. His longstanding commitment to the American labor force and its skilled trades has been documented through countless TV shows, testimonials before Congress about the vital importance of competent, skilled labor, and numerous education initiatives via his foundation, mikeroweWORKS. The fine folks at Wolverine boots have partnered with…

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Review: ArT Wine Preserver

By Christopher Null | August 23, 2020 |

The concept behind ArT Wine Preserver — using argon gas to keep oxygen from getting to your wine — is far from new. Private Reserve has offered a nearly identical canister-based system for well over a decade, and argon’s the same idea in the Coravin preservation system, too. So, what is new about ArT? Well, the canister…

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Review: GoSili Silicone Straws

By Christopher Null | June 11, 2020 |

The conundrum over straws and how they’re killing the environment has yet to find an easy solution, short of “just don’t use a straw.” Metal and glass straws are rough on your teeth. Paper straws melt. Straws made from other fibers like hay tend to break easily. Here’s an obvious answer from a company called…

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Gift Idea: Fusion Flasks Dual Chambered Hip Flask

By Drew Beard | June 6, 2020 |

Variety is the spice of life, and now it seems there’s a flask for that. Fusion Flasks attempts to address the age-old problem of alcohol indecision by offering folks the ability to travel with two different spirits in the same, dual chambered hip flask. “Hip” flask might be pushing it, though. This is not a…

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Review: Dragon Diamond Glass

By Christopher Null | May 30, 2020 |

The Diamond Glass is Dragon Glassware‘s best-seller, a striking tumbler that is designed to, well, tumble. You’ve probably seen glasses like this before: It doesn’t sit upright, but rather rests at an angle — on one of the glass’s eight beveled edges. It makes for a dashing and original vessel, but it also makes me…

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